An Illinois man was arrested for theft after he sat down at a Mattoon steakhouse and ordered a large meal that he could not pay for. He apparently ordered and ate appetizers, a steak, a lobster tail, and one drink to run up a tab of $70 before telling the server that he had no money to pay for the meal. He was arrested after she called the police and was eventually charged with theft.
Police have put a Cicero pastor on house arrest inside of the church that he founded 16 years ago. The clergy member and his wife are accused of white-collar crimes, particularly a fraud scheme that involved applying for federal grants for low-income families and then diverting the funds away from the church.